Captain Boycott

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Released 1947

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Director:
Frank Launder
Released:
1947
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Captain Boycott is a 1947 historical drama directed by Frank Launder. Set in 19th century Ireland and based on true events, the film follows Hugh Davin (Stewart Granger), a patriotic Irish farmer who leads a group of dispossessed rebels who have had enough of their heartless landlord, Captain Boycott (Cecil Parker). When violent means don't work, the rebels turn to non-violent efforts in an attempt to oust Boycott. Refusing to speak to him or work on his farms, the rebels hope these methods will be more successful. But the wealthy Boycott learns of the their plans. He attempts to repair his reputation using the fortunes he has amassed from his previous exploitation of the rebels, and in turn demonize and triumph over the rebels. Launching a newspaper emphasizing his good points fails, so he buys a racehorse and bets his remaining fortune on the big race. Captain Boycott also features Kathleen Ryan, Mervyn Johns and Alistair Sim.

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Drama

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Classics, Historical, Politics